• church for the rest of us

     

     

     

  • Welcome

    It’s probably important to start by making it clear that we're not the ones who “finally got the Bible right”. Neither do we possess the secret to life, exclusive access to GOD or “Seven Steps to Satisfaction”. We are, however, powerfully drawn to the person of Jesus, his teaching and even more so, his life. So we are experimenting, and failing, and building a community that collectively follows his Way; hoping, trusting and even doubting that it might seed something beautiful in the world. Namely; full and abundant life for all creation. We think the TRUTH about LIFE may just be LOVE and LOVE may just be the WAY.

  • Who We Are

    EastLake is an inclusive Christian community

    where faith is less about a story to be believed as it is a life to be lived.

    What we share is a growing awareness that life is gift and what we do with it matters!

    we are surrendering to love

    God is Love. We envision a community where every human being awakens to this Love; working in us, among us, through us and even as us. Early followers of Jesus called this “the body of Christ”. Reality is made of, held together by, and filled with, one, ultimate, loving energy that is present in all that exists. We see this energy uniquely present in the life and person of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. We are experimenting with building a community that trusts this energy, this love, this Christ, this Reality, to be "all and in all".

    we are transforming in love

    Love is our supreme value, which we understand to be a self-giving choice to act responsibly with justice, integrity, courage and forgiveness, believing that the world needs places that equip individuals to serve with compassion, acknowledging our differences while valuing our one-ness. We want to embody not only a theoretical understanding of that but to consciously practice this truth in our everyday lives.

    we are gathering around love

    We recognize that human beings have, and always will, seek out transcendent experiences of the Holy, together in community. This helps us remember who we are, recall our origins, and seek help in becoming agents of light, life and love in our neighborhoods and beyond. We gather together regularly to celebrate, open ourselves to further transformation, and develop and deepen relationships.

    that we may be a beneficial presence in the world

    Life includes, but goes beyond our individual persons to the entire biosphere and onward to the Universe itself. Ensuring a healthy future for the entire body of life is our aim. Rather than to “hold out” for a renewed, peaceful world in an afterlife, our hope is to actively build one here and now, one that includes social and ecological justice for all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic situations, gender identities and sexual orientations, and fosters peace through Jesus’s radical love of all humanity.

    At the center of the Universe is a loving heart

    that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person.

    Anything we can do to help foster the intellect and Spirit

    and emotional health of our fellow human beings, that is our job.

    Those of us who have this particular vision

    must continue against all odds.

    Life is for service.

     

    -Fred Rogers, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

  • Sundays

     

    SUNDAY SERVICES @ 9:30am & 11:00am

    3301 Monte Villa Parkway Bothell, WA 98021

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    More of our past services can be accessed on our Vimeo channel.

    8/21/16

     

    Parables - Jay Bakker

     

     

     

    Group Questions

    8/14/16

     

    Parables - Peter Gadd

     

     

    Group Questions

    8/7/16

    Parables - Kristen Burchinal

     

    Group Questions

  • Join a Serve Team

    Everyone matters and everyone plays a part.

    EastLake 101 Class

    Find out why we do, what we do, in the particular way we do it!

    Baptism

    Dead to what's behind and risen to new life

    Child Dedication

    We are committed to raising children of light and love.
     Every new life is a declaration that there is reason to hope.

  • Groups

    We think life is a team sport - more fun and best done together!

    We are inspired by M. Scott Peck’s suggestion that true community is “...a group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other; whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and a group of people who have developed some significant ability to rejoice together, mourn together, delight in each other, and make other’s conditions their own." This is the essence of healthy community—dwelling together in love and vulnerability for the sake of manifesting the presence of God to one another and the world.

     

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  • Donate

    Thank you for your generous support. Everything we do is a direct result of regular people making consistent contributions. Together, we are making a difference.

     

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  • Students

    Middle & High School Programming

    Middle School

    Sunday mornings at 11am

    Middle School can be a tough stage in life, so each week we create a fun and safe place where students can meet new friends, and hear a meaningful talk. We gather for games, a message and groups to discuss topics relevant to students lives.

    High School

    Sunday Nights & Monthly Events

    There are two main ways for high schoolers to get connected at EastLake, Sunday night services and monthly events. Every Sunday night students gather with friends to hang out, play games, and hear a meaningful message of light, life, and love. Also, every first Sunday of each month we hold events like outdoor movies, game nights, Christmas parties, and more. For more information you can reach out to Sammy Choi.

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  • Team

    Leadership / Sundays / Music

    Leadership and Systems

    Leadership / Teaching

    Leadership / Teaching

    Leadership / Teaching

    Leadership / Logistics

    Student Programs

    Community Life / Home Church

    Community Life / Home Church

    EastLake Kids Director

    Assistant to Ryan Meeks

    Assistant to Leadership Team

    Music / Audio

    Curriculum Team

    Facilities Lead

    Administrative Support

    Curriculum Team

    Welcome Team / Music

    EastLake Kids Coordinator

    Facilities

  • Together In This

    Resourcing the conversation on sexuality, inclusivity and the future of the Church

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